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99 Person of Color (POC) therapists in California

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Liz Rojas

(she/her)

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PhD
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz. Have you noticed your outlook on your life growing increasingly grim? Perhaps struggling in your self-confidence, your ability to trust yourself or others in relationships, or enact positive change in your circumstances. I am a person-centered, integrative therapist that will instill hope to guide you to live a life rooted in your personal beliefs and values successfully. Whether you may be struggling with PTSD/trauma (including racial stress and acculturation), depression, anxiety, stress management, painful emotions, relationship difficulties, or making a healthy behavior change, I am here to tailor your treatment to you. I am an evidence-based therapist, who uses a multicultural approach to understand you, what has influenced your beliefs/values, and how your perspectives and life journey has evolved. I will partner with you on guiding you to a life worthy of you, using techniques that are proven to improve symptoms and achieve an optimal quality of life. I'm ready to collaborate with you!

Next available: Jun 7

Julia Gunderson

(she/her)

Julia Gunderson profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Julia Gunderson specializes in trauma and mood disorders (anxiety and depression). Julia earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute (2007). The focus of her work for many years has been in the community mental health setting and private practice. Since 2007 Julia has worked in various non-profit settings working with children and adolescents. She has many years of experience working with various types of populations in the Los Angeles area. She has been giving back and educating many about mental health and destigmatizing the need for mental health, especially in the Latino culture. Julia is nationally certified in TF- CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and certified in PCIT (Parent Child Interactive Therapy) as well as a PCIT trainer. Trained in YSBP (Youth with Sexual Behavioral Problems), FFT (Family Functional Therapy), and CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in the School) models. Julia was born and raised in Los Angeles and has a private practice specializing in child and adult trauma, anxiety, and depression. She is bilingual in Spanish and strives to provide her clients with acceptance and attention so that they will no longer feel alone with their problems. Julia is committed to helping clients feel better and make changes easily and has the skills and passion to assist them.

Next available: Jun 2

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF POSSIBLE, CHOOSING A DAY 7-10 DAYS OUT WOULD BE IDEAL. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: May 28

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

Bijan Madjlessi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Open-minded
Virtual
Most people want to live a meaningful and productive life, and yet there are many of us who feel that we cannot achieve it. When life becomes confusing and you find yourself stuck in anxiety, depression, anger, worthlessness, and hopelessness, it is time to reach out for a helping hand. I truly believe that once we develop healthy coping skills and create a plan of action for everyday life, you will be able to experience the life you desire. I have intimate experience working with individuals and families dealing with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, communication issues, substance abuse, and spiritual battles. There are solutions to the issues you are currently facing in your life. By working with me, you will be able to fully embrace peace of mind and spiritual health. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.

Next available: May 30

Jaazar Shalabi

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Jaazar (Jay) Shalabi and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Are you struggling with past traumatic experiences, cycles of depression and/or anxiety? Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, confidence, low self esteem. Perhaps you are a veteran struggling to deal with integrating back to civi life or take back control of your life once again prior to service. I support those struggling with their unique symptoms by empowering them to retake control of their symptoms, thoughts, and life. Through direct, unconditional regard with no judgement, we will go through your journey to mental wellness together. You are the pilot, I am your copilot, wheres your destination?

Next available: May 28

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

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PsyD
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: May 30

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Do you have an an issue or concern that you're currently going through and want to be able to feel heard and understood? As a licensed Clinical Social Worker I can provide a safe and welcoming place where you can feel open to share those concerns or worries. Together we can work toward creating more balance in your life. I use a collaborative style to build on your strengths and resources and use them as the foundation of the helping process. I have 18 years experience working with children, families, and individuals as a social worker, seven of them as a licensed clinical social worker! Prior to training as a therapist I worked as and advocate for children, youth and families in various community based non-profits. The joy I felt in helping lift burdens for individuals and families was the force that led me to the path of clinical social work! I consider it a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside you during a challenging moment in your life. Seeing you grow and succeed is one of the greatest reward I could ask for!

Next available: May 28

Alex Andrade-Lozano

(he/him)

Alex Andrade-Lozano profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
*Currently not practicing Couples Therapy* Welcome! My name is Alex Andrade-Lozano and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #142659, practicing in Fresno, CA. For the past 7 years I have worked with children and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. I primarily practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy. One of my greatest takeaways from DBT is that each client has a unique life that they want to be living. As your therapist, I hope to help you discover what that life is and help you make the necessary changes to achieve it.

Next available: May 27

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly profile image
LPCC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a curious, authentic, and a very human therapist. I love working with people who want to do the work. I am here to provide a safe space that will foster vulnerability and growth. Therapy is so hard sometimes. I am here to make that pill a little easier to swallow. We fall into times where we feel stuck, don't have sufficient self-love, or just have ran out of hope. I am here to support you in getting unstuck, changing your perspective, increasing your self-love, and remind you that there is hope. Just because we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, it doesn't mean it's not there. In the nature of being authentic: If you're looking for a "cookie-cutter therapist", I am not the one. If you are looking for heavy homework/worksheets, I am not the one. I am very human. At times, I cuss. Because, at times, life just fucking sucks. I am very open to feedback: I have the mental health portion of my job down, but you are the expert in you.

Next available: May 28

Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW

(she/her)

Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome to Dr. Mitchell's safe and brave space! I began my career working with "at-risk children and youth" and families in 1995. Many struggling with substance abuse, poverty, child abuse, and neglect. While maintaining the person in the environment perspective throughout my career, I supported antiracist policies, ideas, and actions. This is why I continue to practice in a manner that promotes self-awareness and self-reflectiveness for myself and with clients in a healing journey to self-care and resilience. I believe it is important to use narrative therapy and other therapies with the theory of intersectionality to remain person-centered. My practice is also focused on treating trauma and/or race-based stress that has shaped a person’s inner world; so the use of Feminist therapy, Queer Theory, and Liberation Psychology are introduced as appropriate. I welcome everyone who values peace to come and try with me.

Next available: Jun 22

Diana Abrams

(she/her)

Diana Abrams profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support. I offer a person centered approach that relies on the client's self-determination. I am experienced working those with dual diagnosis, mood disorders, and anxiety compassionately to help them manage symptoms. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have more questions. I am always willing to answer questions to make sure my services are a good fit.

Next available: Jun 5

Leslie Cost

Leslie Cost profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
I help driven, anxious and overwhelmed people be more at ease in their world. If you are: - At a crossroads in life and unsure of what direction to take. - Feeling unfulfilled despite having built a successful career. - Paralyzed by anxious thoughts and imposter syndrome. And these: - Keep you from the life you want to live. - Cause you to struggle in your relationships at work, home, community/friends. - Making you feel burned out and overwhelmed, like there is no escape or joy anymore. Then, you have come to the right place. If you are ready to learn how to tune into your mind and body, which will result in breakthroughs, organized thoughts and a regulated body, you have met your therapist match. Get ready to swipe right.

Next available: May 30

Uchechi Alozie

(she/her)

Uchechi Alozie profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. I am used to working with families with different dynamics. I have a background in child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting, working with individuals suffering from debilitating chronic mental illness.

Next available: May 28

Konika McPherson

(she/her)

Konika McPherson profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I’m passionate about many things surrounding the health and well-being of all genders. Along with mental health, I am passionate about maternal health, family and relationship dynamics, and hold a strong focus surrounding the multicultural context and how that has shaped who you are and how you respond to the stress and conflict in life. I have decades of experience in mental health and utilize a trauma-informed approach to help you along your journey. As a bi-cultural therapist whose journey to have children was as unique as my child is, I see the therapeutic process through a unique lens which helps me understand your journey and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to who you are and what you have experienced. My individualized approach is driven by a desire to help each client on their journey. My certifications have shaped the way I do therapy to help each client create a corrective emotional and relational experience. Through my trauma-focused lens I can help you heal and help you navigate the myriad of life transitions that can happen to an adult; be it graduating college, preparing for first-time motherhood, dealing with past traumas or childhood wounds, starting a new job, buying a new home, losing or gaining relationships, exploring your gender, sexuality or culture just to name a few. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to discover the root causes of your struggles and find healthier solutions and meaningful connections. If we sound like a good fit let's connect!

Next available: May 28

Elena Wash, LCSW

(she/her)

Elena Wash, LCSW profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Do you feel like an "adult child"? Do you feel stuck? Are you having difficulty navigating adulthood, causing you to feel burned out, anxious, lonely, and depressed? Did you follow the rules of our previous generations about what it means to be "successful," "an adult," or "a woman" only to be shackled with student debt, feeling disillusioned, and struggling to define your wants and needs in life? Do you need help redefining adulthood and success and finding meaning? Then this is the place for you! My name is Elena, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in millennial mental health for women with a focus on anxiety, depression, and holistic wellness. I am someone who deeply values the therapeutic relationship with my clients. I pride myself on creating a safe and collaborative space for my clients to find their truth. I would love the opportunity to be part of your wellness journey so that you can find yourself.

Next available: May 31

Manny Dominguez

(he/him)

Manny Dominguez profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Manny. Are you currently searching for a sense of meaning and purpose in your life? Do you find yourself in an existential/spiritual emergency? Are you exploring your personal identity, expression, or sexuality? I help people of all ages increase self-awareness and decrease symptomology by bringing unconscious material into conscious awareness. Trauma combined with an emotional core (experiences of intense fear/guilt/shame) commonly splinters parts of our personality and represses such into the shadow/unconscious realms of our psyche. In response, many of us have adapted and survived by putting on masks in hopes of fitting in and being accepted by the people around us. Mental health concerns eventually arise because deep in our mind/body/soul we yearn for authenticity/individuation. Clients may also experience suicide ideation and/or self-harm because there are parts of themselves that no longer serve them. Together we can explore which aspects of ourselves to let go, in order to make space for something new to enter. I am a Doctoral Candidate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, my studies focused on Depth Psychology with a specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices. As a Holistic practitioner, I believe that each individual already possesses what is needed for their healing and it is my duty, as a guiding witness, to help the client navigate, process, and integrate such.

Next available: Jun 1

Koalani Lahr

(she/her)

Koalani Lahr profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Aloha! My name is Koalani, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Diego, CA. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and have been practicing for 10 years. I have experience working with both children and adults in schools, hospitals, and on military installations. I specialize in anxiety; stress management, and feel deeply passionate about helping new and seasoned parents navigate parenthood. I also have special knowledge in maternal mental health, and support postpartum challenges and experiences affecting women and their partners during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Next available: May 30

Bella Chen

(she/her)

Bella Chen profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
🙋‍♀️ Hey there, I'm Bella, a licensed therapist fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (I can also speak Chinese dialects in Shanghainese and Ningbonese). 你好!我叫Bella, 是一名中英双语加州执照心理咨询师。我会说普通话/台湾国语, 上海话和宁波话。 Feeling lost in the quest for your "life purpose"? Tired of chasing one credential after another only to feel unprepared in your new ventures? Struggling to juggle work, family, and self-care? Or maybe you're just overwhelmed by all the different roles you have to play? No worries, I'm here to help high performers like you manage the stress life throws at us. We'll dive into your mind, body, and spirit using the cognitive behavior model, mindfulness exercises, and somatic techniques. Together, we'll figure out what's not working and chart a path to a new balance. Remember, you're a work in progress, a masterpiece in the making🦋. In our sessions, I'll bring compassion and evidence-based techniques to help you break free from just existing and start truly living! Can't wait to see you in the virtual therapy room 😊 🌜🦉Evening session: available upon request. ☎️ I am usually fully booked, occasionally I have a few openings on monthly basis. If you'd like to work with me but don't see any availability, feel free to reach out- bellachentherapy@protonmail.com ⚠️ 如果您或您的家人讲普通话/台湾国语, 上海话和宁波话,或者需要中文协助预约心理咨询,请发送电子邮件至 bellachentherapy@protonmail.com ******************Cancellation/No-Show Policy************************* I kindly request a minimum of 24 hours' notice if you need to cancel an appointment. Late cancellations, when less than 24 hours' notice is given, can be challenging to accommodate, and you will be charged $75 late cancellation/no-show fee. I value our communication and time together, and I want to ensure we can continue making progress on your journey. Please keep in mind that after 2 no-shows or late cancellations within a 3-month period, I won't be able to schedule further appointments as per the policy.

Next available: Jun 3

Shobha George, Manas Therapy Room

(she/her)

Shobha George, Manas Therapy Room profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Shobha. Do you feel stressed out, anxious in a social circle, feel blue? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people manage anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole person and CBT approaches, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Whether you're dealing with feeling down, overwhelmed, or stressed out, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome mental health concerns that are holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: May 27

N'soroma James

(she/her)

N'soroma James profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Holistic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in California, and I specialize in the examination of the human experience, with an emphasis in trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression disorders, and couple's therapy. I always strive to embody cultural humility, and I am proud to serve diverse clients of all backgrounds and walks of life. As a clinical therapist and cultural arts practitioner, I employ a unique artfulness to my style of therapy. I utilize traditional therapeutic modalities paired with mindfulness and meditation. I believe clients gain insight and answers to their challenges by exploring their inner-genius, and I am happy to serve as your trusted guide. Through clearly expressed goals and a commitment, one can be on the journey to self discovery, empowerment, mental wellness, and contentment. Under my therapeutic guidance, clients are empowered to create and embrace their own inner light. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes determination and a kind of "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" type attitude, and I am proud of you for getting started! In the words of the late Bruce Lee, "What we are not changing, we are choosing". Let's work together and get your life on the path you truly envision for yourself.

Next available: May 28

Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco

(he/him)

Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Humorous
Virtual
Welcome to my (safe) space!!! I'm a bit of a Fred Roger's enthusiast, so let me start by saying thank you for being you!! My most important value is to treat people with love and respect, no matter their background, no matter their circumstances!! I believe we all deserve it!!! My name is Jose-Santos Xavier Orozco, feel free to call me whatever makes you comfortable!!! Life to me is about being flexible, or like Bruce Lee said, like water, being able to bend and reshape whenever needed, while maintaining strength and purpose!!! I am a 36 year old male therapist who was born in SF and raised in Los Angeles! My early years were spent in the foster care system until I was placed into a permanent family at the age of 6. I am of mixed Ethnic background and have experienced culture/ identity difficulties since as long as I can remember. Life has naturally brought me to get a degree in Social work and work in this field. I would definitely consider myself a wounded warrior, although I feel like my injuries have been pretty well tended to by now. Learning to accept and love yourself has been my greatest achievement (on-going achievement) and I promise that when you get there too, it can be yours as well!!! I prefer working with ADULT population; I have very limited experience working with kids. Thank you

Next available: Jun 3

Tomekia Edwards

(she/her)

Tomekia Edwards profile image
LPCC
14 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Tomekia Edwards. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas and California) with over 14 years of experience. I've worked in inpatient behavioral health, mobile psychiatric assessment, and HIV case management capacities. I've also worked with service members and their families around issues related to military life. Typical concerns I address through counseling include anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, and relationship stressors. I provide services based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused approaches with years of experience working with adults, children, families, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Next available: Jun 3

Lydia Wanjau

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LMFT
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lydia Wanjau, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I'm immigrant and received my first Degree from Nairobi University, Kenya . When I came to the US, I received my MA in Counseling Psychology and later got my License to practice in 2017. I bring to the field of counseling a rich bi-cultural life encounters with unique lived experiences of hope courage and resilience. I have experience working with clients with dual diagnosis, complex trauma, anxiety and depression. I have more that 10 years of experience working with clients with a history of trauma, PTSD and abuse. I'm certified as a trauma therapist with wealth on trauma informed care. The primary reason I got into this field is to help people. I'm here to work with you, help you clarify and provide accurate information and explore options.

Next available: May 28

Maria Herrera

(she/her)

Maria Herrera profile image
LCSW
21 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I am glad that you are here taking a step towards change. I appreciate the opportunity to introduce myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience. I graduated from the University of Southern California. I have worked in a wide range of areas supporting POC and the queer community. I have helped clients manage and cope with challenging emotional issues, life transitions, and relationship problems. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Next available: May 28

Tim Rogers

(he/him)

Tim Rogers profile image
LMFT
23 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Our first understanding of ourselves comes from the first people we know. From there, the other relationships we participate in tend to reflect those aspects of ourselves previously learned. At this time, I am choosing to work only with Individual men, men of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community - ***including those questioning*** I specialize in successfully treating the presenting symptoms of childhood trauma. Including and often self-limiting: substance abuse, social and intrapersonal anxieties, clinical, situational and abandonment depression, and the often self-sabotaging and socially unacceptable yet still ubiquitous unresolved rage. As a California and Arizona Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I am privileged to work with a variety of highly intelligent and uniquely talented people, who, due to a lifetime of psychological, spiritual and philosophical pain are often the last to be aware of their authenticity as their true value. The kind of pain that breeds overwhelming feelings of anxiety & depression; encourages thoughts of confusion & discourages the truth in one’s potential or abilities. All of which lends itself toward self-destructive behaviors that double down as “proof” of our unworthiness.

Next available: Jun 2

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